Hormonology uses hundreds of scientific studies to show you how your hormones impact you in virtually every way every day of your monthly cycle. The Hormone Horoscope is a nifty little way of dispensing this information daily. To get started, find the week you’re on in your monthly cycle (you can use this easy guide if you’re not sure), then read your Hormone Horoscope for today!
Which week are you on in your monthly cycle? Find out what it reveals about what your day has in store:
Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: So much bad stuff is said about your period week on TV, in movies and in lame jokes you hear around the water cooler. But, truth is, there’s lots to love about Week 1: A few hours after your period starts, estrogen starts to rise–and it continues to rise all the way through the end of Week 2. And this hormone is putting an end to premenstrual moodiness and irritation. Plus, it’s sharpening brain skills, revving energy and, once you’re past menstrual-related aches, significantly improving your overall outlook. So, next time you hear someone say a derogatory remark about having your period, just remember all these great things there are to look forward to once your Week 1 arrives. And how lucky you are to know about them.
Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (here’s how to tell when you’re ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Woe to the Week 2 woman who doesn’t have something fun or interesting planned for today, be it a girls’ night out or an hour devoted to a pet project. High estrogen and testosterone are revving your energy and desire to do stuff–really cool stuff!–to cycle-long highs. If you skip this Week 2 urge and stick to your regular hum-drum routine, not only will you feel a pang of regret at the end of the day, you’ll be one day closer to Week 3, where these motivating feelings melt away.
Day 15 (or the day after ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Folks who spent time with you while you were in your Week 2 may ask if something’s wrong with you when they see you in your Week 3. That’s because you’re quieter, you’re showing less emotion, you’re not as easily excitable and/or you’re not joking around as much, which to others could indicate that something big is on your mind. Fact is, rising progesterone combined with lower levels of estrogen and testosterone are simply making you more subdued and mellow. You could patiently try explaining this to them. Or, if progesterone cravings are kicking in, you could use this opportunity to heave a dramatic sigh and tell them that something is, indeed, troubling you. But, it’s nothing that a big plate of cupcakes or cookies couldn’t solve.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: When getting ready for work, school or an event, try sticking to an outfit you already know flatters you, a hairstyle you know how to do easily and your usual makeup routine. Plunging estrogen is bringing down your confidence about your appearance while also making you far more critical. So, trying something new and untested in this touchy week could spark a premenstrual temper flare of epic proportions when you discover the clothes don’t fit right, your hair won’t do what you want it to and your makeup is just flat-out wrong, bringing down your self-confidence further.
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